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Savage Wars

Galaxy's Edge: Savage Wars, Book 1
Narrated by: Stephen Lang
Series: Galaxy's Edge: Savage Wars, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (57 ratings)

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The greatest conflict the galaxy has ever known....

They were the Savages. Raiders from our distant past. Elites who left Earth to create tailor-made utopias aboard the massive lighthuggers that crawled through the darkness between the stars. But the people they left behind on a dying planet didn't perish in the dystopian nightmare the Savages had themselves created: they thrived, discovering faster-than-light technology and using it to colonize the galaxy ahead of the Savages, forming fantastic new civilizations that surpassed the wildest dreams of Old Earth. 

Until the Savages came in from the Darkness.... 

When a Savage hulk lands on glittering New Vega, one of the crown jewels of the post-Earth galaxy, a coalition of planetary governments amasses their forces to respond to the post-human Savage Marines who've come to sack and enslave. But what the coalition forces find is something far more sinister than the typical Savage hit-and-run: this time, the Savages have come to stay.

Witness the intense beginning of The Savage Wars, the epic conflict, built into the lore of Galaxy's Edge, that will encompass over a thousand years of brutal fighting. Only the greatest military force in the galaxy can bring this war to an end...and the galaxy will never again be the same. 

Experience the beginning of the Legion. Experience the Savage Wars.

Featuring an unforgettable performance by Stephen Lang (Avatar, Gods & Generals), Jason Anspach and Nick Cole explore the thrilling, desperate, and brutal war that forever shapes the galaxy....

©2019 Galaxy's Edge, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Awesome

The more I learn about the Character that is Tyrus Rex the more I want to read. Non stop action in this one.

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Slow Start but stayed true

The beginning of the book was very hard reading, I saw little cohesion and the storyline was all over the place. Not to mention slow. Full of names I didn't recognize. Until the usual hero ditched the facade, then it hot interesting and the book payed off

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Seems like a good story.

Struggling to get through this story and I'm not even reading it. To be fair I've only listened to Old Republic books and I may be used to the subtle background noises they include, but the narrator is not drawing me in with this one. Its a shame I'll probably finish this story then been done with this series.

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Excellent Narration

Excellent and chilling. Great story and narration. Well done Mr Lang and the Cole/Anspach team.

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Very hard work

THe basic plot was ok but so much guff to fill in the time, was very hard work to finish it

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Bad performance

I really enjoy the galaxy edge series unfortunately the narration is simply not RC Bray and it is real hard to listen to - had to return the book bit of a shame

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I think it's good...I think

It's a cool story, but I'm not sure about having Stephen Lang narrate this quintessential prequel to the Galaxy's Edge universe. Lang is not a bad speaker (Well, he's certainly very talented) - the problem is that his style doesn't work for Galaxy's Edge, especially after R.C. Bray's brilliant job in the first season. When in a pitched battle between bombs dropping, a stressed soldier speaks like Christopher Walken, or in a heated argument the two impassioned officers converse like Sam Elliot, it's not as immersive. But still a cool story and (oncevyoi get used to Lang's style) a good audio book.

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meh

I didn't find this as good as the Galaxy's Edge Series. I'm not sure if it was the book or the delivery but I just couldn't grab on to it.

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My 100 acre wood



A Galaxy's Edge book, yet again, pauses everything else in my life on release date, including sleep and allows a brief escape to my 100 acre wood. Savage Wars is a perfect stand alone introduction to the GE universe or a welcome home to old friends. There is notably, a discernible improvement in audio quality on this recording for some reason and Lang nails the performance. I hope this continues.

Cole and Anspach smash it out of the park .... again! ... more please - SOON - don't spare the horses !

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Enter the savages

Prepare to be hooked, the characters the story the emotions! That was a hell of a ride and I already can’t wait to dive into the next book!
Stephen Lang adds a great raspy soldiers tone to the voice of the military characters
For me some parts of the book brought back memories of playing the first halo game except that now I’d be screaming KTF

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  • Archangel91
  • 28-02-2020

Exactly what I wanted.

This is exactly what I hoped it would be, an amazing dive into history about the most brutal conflict to sweep the galaxy. Told in the style of the legendary Stephen Lang, these characters were brought to life and the story was made real by this talented man. The Authors have once again delivered awesomeness to my ears! Read this book!!! KTF. DO-91

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  • bart
  • 01-03-2020

A Great Voice Actor can make or break a book/serie

Iv read/listened to all the Galxays Edge books & drank the stories in. As soon as a new one popped up I bought it, recommendations unread, didn't matter cuz I knew it would be another awesome installment... & they pretty have beem until now. Why oh why would you guys allow your work to be read by such an untested one voiced actor. No check that, this narrator is not a voice actor he is a book reader with very little tone deferential & almost no ability to make different voice characteraations. He is painfully bad & has single handedly ruined my favorite story Arch. I'm about 65% of the way though Savage Wars Book 1 & don't think imma gonna make it & if that happens I won't be movung onward within this story Arch...& that's just plain unacceptable!
You have a go, cuz I Know you've love these book/series as much as I, but be forewarned, the narrator ruins this book! From R. C Bray to this? Guys, just what were you thinking?

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  • Kerstin
  • 01-03-2020

Terrible voice actor!

I have been so looking forward to Savage Wars. But i cant seem to get in to the book at all. Why did they go away from RC.Bray? Dont feel at all like the rest of the books. So disipointed...

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  • sasquatch
  • 27-02-2020

Humanity's best vs it's absolute worst.

Exceptional beginning to an exceptional story of conflict and sacrifice. No man is an island, but Rechs is a rock in an ever changing galaxy. "Do another one babe"

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  • Alex Sumner
  • 04-03-2020

Meh

Savage Wars opens the same way as Legionnaire, you're thrust into the midst of a dangerous military engagement, introduced to a number of characters across the board and there's no indication who's central to the story and who's not. You have to make up your mind as the story plays out. As the attrition rate climbs the core players of the story rise to the surface.

And here is where RC Bray's brilliant narration of Legionnaire made that evolution a gripping experience. I cared about _all_ the characters, no matter how minor. From the members of Hyena Squad grouped too close together to the little girl buried alive, their fates had an impact on me. The dire circumstances Victory Company found themselves in on Kublar had me on the edge of my seat, worried about their survival the entire book.

I'm sad to say that Savage Wars does not have the same immediacy as Legionnaire. I was psyched when I found out Stephen Lang would narrate the trilogy. He has a terrific voice and I've enjoyed his performances on the big and small screens. Unfortunately, during the initial campaign segment of Savage Wars the majority of the time Lang is merely telling the story, which results in little to no emotional engagement. As a consequence, the brief scenarios of numerous minor characters during the battle, which _should_ enhance your experience like in Legionnaire, instead risk the story devolving into total confusion if not downright annoyance at being distracted. When Lang does choose to narrate a scene, there isn't a lot of distinction between the supporting character's voices. As Savage Wars continues, they became a bit more unique, but even during the latter stages of the story, there were still moments of figuring out who was talking. Lang's narration is nowhere close to the vividness RC Bray imparted from the get go in Legionnaire.

Bummer. I was hoping for an awesome listen. Instead it's nothing to write home about.

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  • Logan
  • 25-02-2020

Great addition to the Galaxy’s Edge universe

Another great GE book that expands the lore of the humans and savages before the main series takes place. Can’t wait for the second book!

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  • Jesse
  • 25-02-2020

By Oba this is it.

I didn’t have a favorite Galaxy’s Edge book. Until now. Holy freaking hell this book is awesome. Worth missing a nights sleep. Get some caffeine and be prepared for in my humble opinion of the BEST GE novel to date. The Savage Wars do not disappoint. KTF Leegies. KTF.

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  • Dustin Ankerson
  • 27-02-2020

Awesome prequel spinoff

Huge fan of the GE series and somehow this is even better so far. Already pre-ordered the next two books. Stephen Lang was the perfect choice to narrate this series, his cadence is spot on and he has the calm, cool and collected air of confidence in his voice that you can feel in Cole/Anspach's main characters.

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  • Ls-16
  • 26-02-2020

My new favorite in the Galaxy’s Edge universe

This one has it all! Its got wild firefights, it’s got Savage insanity, it’s got WMDs, motorcycle chases, and heart string tugs, and to top it all off, they got Stephen Lang to bring it to life straight to your ear holes!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-03-2020

Wow!

I must say, one of the best! can't wait to get into the next installment.

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  • paul sparks
  • 28-02-2020

Outstanding listen

At long last the start of the savage wars and so much to absorb, how the legion started, who originated H8, who came up the war cry KTF and so much more, I loved this book, Stephen Lang narration was very good and he did Tyrus justice particularly after suffering Ray Porters interpretation (not to my liking but I know others enjoyed it) my only caveat with Mr Lang’s narration is when he takes on a female narrative, leaves a bit to be desired but that’s very minor, once again I state I loved this book and can’t wait for part 2

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  • Justin
  • 03-03-2020

incredible

sensational listening! I got half way through and a few things come to light then started again from the beginning this time listening to it closer .... fantastic narrator once again on this series with amazing storyline ! I've no idea how these guys just pump out story after story just getting better and better

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  • Peter Odukwe
  • 29-02-2020

Brilliant from start to finish....

Having listened to the entire Galaxy's Edge Saga so far, I thought that could not be topped. This is even better. Stephen Lang just nails the story with a gritty captivating performance. Parts 2 and 3 already pre-ordered. It's that good.

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  • Lee Dawson
  • 03-04-2020

Savage wars: fantastic book

This book is part of the tyrus rex series. This book was a joy to listen to, full of action and the narrator was top notch as usual.

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  • John 04
  • 21-03-2020

The beginning of it all.

It reads like the laying out of a chessboard. Throughout the standalone story, you can see the origins of the Legion, the why 's, the wherefores and even the future battle cry's. KTF.

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  • M. Britton
  • 24-05-2020

Cheesiest narration I've ever heard...

How did you get the narrator so wrong? I literally feel sick listening to this dude... He turns everything in to a laughable mash up of sarcastically flavoured boredom... I can imagine him saying "Oh yeah" in a disturbing and seedy way at the end of every paragraph... There's one good thing he does... Gives a slight pause before going into character, but the characters are all pointless to me 10 hours in now, so I'm frankly asking for a refund... I have no idea what's going on with the book cos I can't stomach to listen to it so I am not following...

I don't know the story with R.C. Bray... I don't know why you haven't asked him to do all the books... It makes sense because each narrator brings in their own flavour to the stories... Maybe Bray is asking for too much money idk... but this new guy is a complete joke and I will never buy another from your series with him narrating... I'm sorry but that's just how strongly I feel about it... Without Bray, it's never going to be the story you set it out to be... Not for me anyway...

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  • Rogeraee
  • 23-05-2020

Very uninteresting Start, Charater Confusion

It was a very muddled start that went on for sometime, maybe only me but I was confused about the characters. it picked up after the first half and definitely improved. the last half was much better and now I look forward to the next. it is the first time I listened to this narrator and found I could understand clearly, but far to monotone throughout.

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  • Lee Murphy
  • 08-05-2020

love for the savage wars

I have read a bunch of the Galaxy's Edge books and have looked forward to finding out more about the savage wars and I was not disappointed. Great story performed by the Fantastic Stephen Lang